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Norah Shapiro
Time For Ilhan (working title)

2016
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

Norah Shapiro, Minnesota, received $30,000 to support Time for Ilhan (working title), a documentary telling the story of rising political star Ilhan Omar, a liberal, Hijab-wearing Somali-American immigrant mother of 3. She battles a white female 43–year incumbent as well as a male Somali contender for a hotly contested seat in the Minnesota State Legislature to become the first Muslim African-Immigrant woman elected to state office in the United States.

Bang on a Can

1991
Music
General Program
New York City

Patrick's Cabaret

1995
Multidisciplinary
General Program
Minnesota

Acting as fiscal agent, the Southern Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $8,000 in support of performers fees within the 1995-96 season of Patricks Cabaret. The Cabaret provides a supportive environment to assist artists in their professional growth and development. A priority is placed on serving artists who take risks, try new initiatives and present works-in-progress. The founder, artist Patrick Scully, organizes the annual program of the Cabaret.

Monica Maye

1991
Music
Travel and Study
Minnesota

Gabri Christa / DanzAisa

2007
Dance
General Program
New York City

DANZAISA, New York City, received $10,000 in support of the creation and production of a new work.The organization operates under the direction of choreographer Gabri Christa. It received support for the development and production of Memoria, to be produced in early 2008. Memoria is a multimedia performance project, inspired by the work of the writer Hanif Kureishi. Christa's themes are lost dreams, the isolation of living and probably dying in a country or a place where one wasn't born, the distance from relatives and family and the creation of a new community that becomes a family. With Memoria, Christa will continue to address the immigrant experience, an ongoing theme for her.

Jacob's Pillow

1984
Dance
General Program
Other

Karen Haselmann
Burning Desire

1995
Film and Video
Minnesota Film and Video
Minnesota

Karen Haselmann, Minneapolis, MN, $3,000 (Completion). Burning Desire. Finishing funds for a video documentary, which documents the creative collaboration of women - "fire junkies" - who involve themselves in all aspects of the foundry arts.

Laura Marie Thompson

2017
Theater
Travel and Study
New York City

Laura Marie Thompson and Wazina Zondon will travel to Khartoum, Sudan to study womyn's spiritual and physical resilience in a Muslim context.

Stan Brakhage

1966
Media Arts
General Program
Other

Performance Space 122

1989
Multidisciplinary
General Program
New York City

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